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Australian Brunch

Third Wave Cafe Port Melbourne

181 Victoria Avenue, 3207 Port Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $45

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45
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  • American express Welcome
Chicken Caesar salad
The all time favourite with succulent pieces of freshly prepared chicken.
Reuben sandwich
Slow smoked beef Brisket in a toasted Rye with layers of Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw and house made zesty BBQ sauce. Very American Deli, very tasty. Served with Chips or Onion Rings.
Lamb quesadilla
Grilled tortilla full of slow smoked, spicy Lamb, Asiago cheese, Spring onions and BBQ sauce.
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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 126 reviews
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Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Tin K.
    Tin K.
    • one review

    The Third Wave Cafe recently relocated to Albert Park from Port Melbourne. Compared with the former premises we were very impressed with the more spacious cafe and its ambience. Should you decide on a few drinks with your meal there's public transport (tram) outside the door to get you home, or the nearby beach alongside Beaconsfield Parade to "walk-off" your excesses! On arrival, we were met by a very cheerful Zoey, Completing the mandatory Covid-19 register and hand sanitisation Zoey quickly showed us to our reserved table. Selecting from a wide range of dishes from the menu, our order was taken and served with only a short wait. The Lamb Quesadilla (entree) was well-filled and the wrap was crispy. As for the Slow-Cooked BBQ Beef Ribs, Wow! The small serve portions consisted of two large succulent and tender ribs - enough for two people - especially when accompanied by a bowl of Spicy Beer-Battered chips and a smoked Mac & Cheese. In summary, a great meal for those who have big appetites. Would highly recommend to family and friends.

  2. Ken D.
    Ken D.
    • 4 reviews

    The food was fantastic! Ordered the beef ribs and it comes with a side already (I chose the smoky mac and cheese). The ribs was flavorful and perfect when paired with the horseradish sauce; and the mac and cheese was delicious!

  3. Andre B.
    Andre B.
    • one review

    Some of the best BBQ in Melbourne. Specials are consistently good but the beef ribs are a must have. 10/10

  4. Tom W.
    Tom W.
    • 9 reviews

    Had a couple of burgers, the beef brisket and Caesar salad. All serves very generous and tasty.

  5. Sophie L.
    Sophie L.
    • 17 reviews

    Great offerings at a reasonable price. Definitely one for the meat lover - delicious! Certainly worth a visit for dinner. Will come back for breakfast and lunch!

  6. Christine B.
    Christine B.
    • 6 reviews

    Huge serves and tasty meals. Go there hungry!

  7. Adam B.
    Adam B.
    • 2 reviews

    Delicious BBQ food

  8. Verity T.
    Verity T.
    • 2 reviews

    Love Third Wave, came here for birthday special and monthly specials, and we're not disappointed. We at far too much, and it was all delicious. Big kudos

  9. Darren P.
    Darren P.
    • 14 reviews

    The food was really amazing. Pork ribs was so juicy and tender. We had an amazing time at the restaurant and I feel like going back tomorrow

  10. Ferlyn T.
    Ferlyn T.
    • 11 reviews

    Great food and service!

  11. Katherine C.
    Katherine C.
    • 39 reviews

    I loved the friendly service and awesome food

  12. Greg g.
    Greg g.
    • 14 reviews

    Best ribs/smokehouse/American style bbw place I’ve been to in Australia - for sure!

  13. Georgia C.
    Georgia C.
    • 4 reviews

    Third Wave Cafe is a must-do for satisfying every craving in your body. Treated my partner to a birthday dinner here and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend the pork ribs and if you're lucky enough to make the November 'Bacon Burger' special, GET IT !!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 247 reviews

    Great meat options

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews

    Fantastic BBQ meats, friendly and helpful staff. Great place to get together with friends and eat your heart out.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 293 reviews

    The best BBQ in Melbourne a must for the BBQ enthusiast... order the beef ribs

  17. Sue L.
    Sue L.
    • 16 reviews

    It’s one of my favourite best place for smoky meaty meals with bold flavours.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Excellent BBQ, worth to visit.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Amazing food with fantastic burgers and loaded fries.

  20. Devi T.
    Devi T.
    • 22 reviews

    Nice weekday dinner ??

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How to get to the restaurant

181 Victoria Avenue, 3207, Port Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Melbourne, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

Wave hello

Third wave cafe is a charming little place in Port Melbourne with an ambient interior and beachy outdoor area. Third Wave doubles as a cafe by day and an American-style BBQ house by night. Meats are slow cooked and smoked with a range of different woods like hickory and apple, producing delicious and subtle flavours. The juicy pork ribs are done Southern style using dry spices and two different kinds of sauces. And their beef ribs are made from a one-of-a-kind recipe, with an unforgettable blend of nine spices and hot sauce. They even have a number of Russian dishes that include the crepe-like blintzes, filled with meat, cheese or vegetarian ingredients, and Russian dumplings known as pelmeni. This place is just full of surprises! Their specials menu will wow you with super-delicious American goodies like the maple syrup candied bacon and Texan fried brisket. Gluten free options are aplenty and vegetarians need not miss out.

Best dish: beef ribs


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